By George W.E. Nickelsburg
Created together with an exhaustive severe observation, this can be the single English translation of one Enoch that takes under consideration the entire textual facts now to be had within the Ethiopic model, the Greek texts, and the lifeless Sea Aramaic fragments. on account that basically the 1st of 2 Hermeneia observation volumes is now to be had, this ebook presents an crucial translation of the full paintings
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VanderKam, with an Appendix on the ‘Astronomical’ Chapters (72-82) by Otto Neugebauer. Studia in Veteris Testamenti Pseudepigrapha 7. Leiden: Brill, 1985. Bonner, Campbell, ed. The Last Chapters of Enoch in Greek. London: Christophers, 1937. Stuttgart: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 1968 reprint. Edition of Greek papyrus of 1 Enoch 97-107 Edition of Greek papyrus of 1 Enoch 97-107 Charles, R. H. The Book of Enoch or 1 Enoch . Oxford: Clarendon, 1912. Introduction, translation, and commentary.
Its structure also parallels 1 Enoch 65 and 83. A Final Book of Enoch (Chap. 108) This “other book that Enoch wrote” is actually a summarizing and interpretive conclusion to the corpus, which exhorts the righteous who live “in the end of days” to endure in their expectation because the judgment will soon vindicate them and eradicate sin and the sinners who have troubled and oppressed them. The author draws on ideas, expressions, and traditions that will resonate with the reader of the earlier chapters and creates a conclusion that interprets the corpus as a revelation of eschatological import that is intended to console and exhort.
Around the time of Manasseh (89:5458), the Lord of the sheep appoints seventy angelic shepherds to pasture the sheep until the end-time (89:59-64), each on duty for a specified period of time (89:64; 90:5). The return from Exile does not improve matters. Although the temple is rebuilt, all its sacrifices are polluted, and the sheep are blinded (89:73-74). ), a time of unmitigated violence, some of the younger generation (the pious Jews) open their eyes and appeal to the older ones (in part, the Hellenizers) to return from their wickedness, but to no avail (90:6-8).